Scouts around the world are joining hands together this week to strengthen global forces against the number one cause of death for young people, road accidents. Annually, over 1.2 million people die on roads in a cause that can easily be tackled with joined up action. The Second UN Global Road Safety Week (every five years) is taking place from 6 to 12 May 2013. On 6 and 7 May, 30 Rover Scouts and leaders from 14 countries came together for a series of events at the United Nations premises in Geneva on the invitation of Scouting Ireland, Scouts of Greece and the Greek-Hellenic Road Safety Institute ‘Panos Mylonas’. The events were supported and hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). 2011 to 2020 is also the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ promoted by the United Nations.
L’Organisation Mondiale du Mouvement Scout (OMMS) a accueilli en son sein un nouveau membre, l'Association Scoute du Soudan du Sud. La qualité de membre de l'Association est devenue officielle le 1er mai 2013. Une cérémonie sera organisée lors de la 40e Conférence Mondiale du Scoutisme en Slovénie (2014) pour souhaiter la bienvenue à cette nouvelle Organisation scoute nationale. Le Scoutisme est l’une des premières organisations de jeunesse à accorder au Soudan du Sud la qualité de membre à part entière.
The Second National Youth Forum of Guatemala organized by the Coordinating Committee of the Youth Network (YN), the event fulfilled all its expectations. Was held on May 11 and 12 at San Jorge Muxbal (Guatemala), with 39 participants young scouts, men and women, from different groups, and an organizing team of 5 people.
In the city of Recife, Pernambuco, was held on 26, 27 and 28 of April, the XIX Congresso Escoteiro Nacional (National Assembly), attended by over 300 representatives from all regions of the country.
On April 18 was held at the Convention Center of the City of Knowledge "Forum: Consultation on the Draft Law on Volunteerism in Panama" initiative supported by a broad and diverse coalition of organizations in Panama.